The International Fellows Program for Research, Service, and Creative Activity is made possible by a multi-year Blugold Commitment Grant. This innovative program is coordinated by the Intercultural Immersion Coordinator in collaboration with the Center for International Education (CIE), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Center for Service-Learning (CS-L).
The International Fellows Program capitalizes on the strength and success of high impact academic experiences and is dedicated to supporting international student-faculty collaborative research/creative activity and research service-learning (i.e. field research conducted in conjunction with a service-learning experience).
The IFP application cycle for 2020-21 is now open.
All interested candidates must thoroughly read the updated IFP Request for Proposals to understand the program requirements and funding details, complete the Application Narrative document, and submit the application through BP Logix under Academic Affairs.
Application Materials for FY 2020-2021
- IFP Request for Proposals (includes all program requirements and instructions)
- IFP Application Narrative (to be uploaded as an attachment to the e-form)
The next deadline for proposals (submitted through BP Logix) is tentatively scheduled for February 7, 2021, to your Department Chair, Program Director, or Supervisor and February 14, 2021 to the Immersions Office. This deadline is meant to target projects planned for the 2021-2022 Academic year. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff with expertise or experience in collaborative research abroad and international education. The total number of programs funded depends on the number of applicants and quality of proposals. Academic Affairs will confirm awards within 6-7 weeks of application deadline.
The International Fellows Program is open to current UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff with 0.50 FTE or greater appointments. Student researchers must be degree-seeking undergraduate students at UW-Eau Claire at the time of application and throughout the research project. Graduate students are not eligible for this Blugold Commitment funding. At least one student on the research team must have a minimum of one additional semester at UW-Eau Claire after the project is completed to help disseminate research on campus and to ensure research is completed. First-time applications are encouraged and will be given preference. The receipt of funding one year does not guarantee funding in future years. Interested faculty and academic staff are encouraged to apply for other Blugold Commitment-funded immersion programs; however, each program proposal should be unique and date and time conflicts across the programs must be avoided.
For additional information or questions contact Jeff DeGrave, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-836-4471.